New Lovers 7: Kuntalini

by Tamara Faith Berger




“A psychic repair on the invisible boner”

—Ariana Reines

“Tamara Faith Berger has been writing challenging and sexy books for more than a decade”

—The Believer

“I bought this book hoping for good masturbation material, but honestly my mind was too blown to even move my hand”

—Miranda July

“A sex-touristic romp”

—Corwin Ericson, Rain Taxi

“…the weird, compelling, bizarre and sometimes even sexy story of Yoo-hoo, [a] young woman untethered from her Lululemons”

—Hal Niedzviecki, Broken Pencil, Staff Pick of the Week

“…eccentric, personal and utterly unguarded in its honest portrayal of the female libido”

—Reba Maybury, AnOther Magazine

“…a quick and dirty bildungsroman…”

—Ally Betker, W Magazine

Eat ass, pray, love. Twenty-five-year-old Yoo-hoo experiences a sexual awakening in her yoga class. She breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to Niagara Falls where she meets a cold fish teen prostitute and an ex-Army troglodyte deep in the falls. Yoo-hoo's unforgettable yogic journey sweeps across the realms of asana, hysteria, enlightenment.

Kuntalini by Tamara Faith Berger is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of about 12,000 – 18,000 words in length. Kuntalini is a rollicking, breathless plunge into a young woman's psyche as she gets brought closer and closer to the brink of a new kind of epiphany.

The design of New Lovers pays homage to the classic covers of the books published by Olympia Press. The “soft-touch” lamination and embossed lettering on the front covers of the paperback editions make these novellas a precious edition to any library. Both paperback and ebook editions feature special color endpaper artworks by Paul Chan.


ISBN: 978-1936440-95-5

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-936440-96-2

152 pages

4.5 x 7 in.


Tamara Faith Berger

Tamara Faith Berger has published three novels: Lie With Me (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004) and Maidenhead (2012). Her first two novels were recently re-published as Little Cat (2013). She has bee... more